Art should meet common man’s expectations: Critic C H Krishnashetty

A piece of art should have the potential to make the common man understand and reach his expectations, opined senior art critic C H Krishnashetty, here on Saturday.

Addressing the gathering, he said the focus of the art has been a point of debate since several years. There is a close connection between the art, artist and the audience. The focus is varied depending on the situation. However, the modern art is said to have shifted focus on the audience. Hence, an art should impress the common man by reaching out to his/her level of thinking.

As many as 25 artists from different parts of the state are participating in the two-day state level painting camp based on ‘Colours on canvas’, which was inaugurated in city on Saturday. The event was jointly organised by the Department of Kannada and Culture and maacolours at Sri Ravivarma Art Institute.

C H Krishnashetty lamented that though, artists from Dravidian belt (south India) have made impressive achievements, there are hardly any artists who avail benefits like fellowship, awards and grants. Artists from this region should make up their mind and start applying for the awards at all India level.

Children who participated in the painting competition held to mark the World Environment Day were distributed prizes.

Senior artists B S Desai, Prabhu Harasur, Vishwakarma Acharya and PSri Ravivarma Art Institute Principal Shivakumara Kesaramadu were present.

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